PEMBROKE Panthers travelled to Tondu last Sunday afternoon hoping to claim a victory that would help them climb upwards in the WRU West Wales Division.

The squad responded magnificently in a very tough, tense and close match, which ended a 10-10 draw.

Skipper Izzy Dufresnoy praised her players for their resilience on the day as they fought hard in all areas of the performance to achieve a draw against a very tenacious Tondu outfit, who never relented for the full 80 minutes. 

The Panthers are due to play Newcastle Emlyn away next Sunday.

The Youth U17s squad travelled to Fishguard in the County Mike Fry Cup semi final.

Both teams were at full strength and a real tussle was anticipated. Both sides played the game at a high tempo throughout the whole match and it proved a highly entertaining, tense at time and tough encounter between two very motivated squads, with no quarter given.

Pembroke established an early lead moving the ball around, scoring some very well constructed tries; they maintained their grip on the score-line and held a very deserved and substantial lead at the break.

The home side responded really well in the third quarter and put their opponents under severe pressure, scoring some wonderful tries and building a solid score-line of their own.

Pembroke’s players rallied and scored further tries to extend their lead and eventually they held out the home side to win 33-45, to the applause of the large appreciative crowd. Pembroke now go into the final to be played in Tenby in late April.

The Youth are due to play Crymych away this Saturday afternoon, KO 2.30pm in the Pembs Youth Cup semi-final. The winners will play Aberystwyth, who beat Haverfordwest last weekend.

The Junior age groups were all in action over a busy weekend, the minis all played really well with mixed success in festivals around the county, the U12s were on tour and performed very creditably against some very tough opposition from around the UK, whilst there was mixed success for other junior older age groups.

Former Welsh international Jonathan Thomas congratulating both teams on their performances after the match
Former Welsh international Jonathan Thomas congratulating both teams on their performances after the match (Pic supplied)

Bredon RFC (near Tewkesbury) U13s visited the club on their end of season tour last Sunday, coached by ex-player and former Welsh international Jonathan Thomas.

The match was a very entertaining, exciting end to end affair, with both sides giving their all.

Eventually the visitors deservedly came out on top by 20-29 in front of a large crowd that clapped the players from the field.

Players and travelling adults were then provided with excellent hospitality by the Ladies Committee on a very memorable first visit by the Bredon club.